USS Carl Vinson CVN-70

USS Carl Vinson CVN-70

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    1. Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding Co., Newport News, VA.
      Unit Cost: About $4.5 billion each.
      Propulsion: Two nuclear reactors, four shafts.
      Length: 1,092 feet (332.85 meters).
      Beam: 134 feet (40.84 meters)
      Flight Deck Width: 252 feet (76.8 meters).
      Displacement: Approximately 97,000 tons (87,996.9 metric tons) full load.
      Speed: 30+ knots (34.5+ miles per hour).
      Crew: Ship’s Company: 3,200 – Air Wing: 2,480.
      Armament: Two or three (depending on modification) NATO Sea Sparrow launchers, 20mm Phalanx CIWS mounts: (3 on Nimitz and Dwight D. Eisenhower and 4 on Vinson and later ships of the class.).
      Aircraft: 85.

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    2. 4.5 acres of american sovereign territory.

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    3. Gustav Holst’s “Mars Bringer of War” always plays in my head when I see carriers and battleships.

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